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Professor Trains English Teachers in India
Date Published: May 19, 2015
College of Education Professor Spencer Salas is in India working with the U.S. State Department to train people to teach English in New Delhi. Dr. Salas is winding his way through the Indian capital city's most disadvantaged neighborhoods over the next three weeks, working with secondary...

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A Dream Deferred: Tackling Charlotte's Segregated Schools
Date Published: May 14, 2015
A rowdy mob walked shoulder to shoulder with Dorothy Counts-Scoggins as she neared the doors of Harding High. Some yelled slurs, threw rocks, or spat. It was the first day of class in 1957, and integration had started in Mecklenburg County. Counts-Scoggins was one of the first four black students...

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COED Welcomes Bill Anderson
Date Published: May 11, 2015
The executive director of the public education advocacy group MeckEd is leaving that organization to join the College of Education as an Independent Contractor. Dr. Bill Anderson is a veteran teacher, administrator, and educational policy leader with nearly four decades of experience....

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Tech Time: The Emerging Role of Video Games in the Classroom
Date Published: May 7, 2015
At one time, news coverage centered on worries about their negative influence on kids—but these days, video games more often make headlines because of the ways they are being used to help students learn. The emergence of this application into mainstream consciousness is significant. The White...

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Professor to Deliver Berkeley Conference Keynote on Teaching History
Date Published: April 30, 2015
“What do we truly know about the past?” might seem like a strange question for history teachers, of all people, to be asking—but it’s just the sort a UNC Charlotte Education professor wants future instructors to engage. Dr. Bruce Van Sledright explains that to be great at their jobs,...

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Graduate Students Recognized for Research
Date Published: April 16, 2015
Two College of Education students are among those who were recognized at UNC Charlotte’s annual Graduate Research Symposium over the weekend Doctoral students Tempestt Adams and Dymilah Hewitt took first and second place, respectively, for their research in the Humanities and Education Category....

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Survey Highlights Superintendents' Opinions on Education
Date Published: April 13, 2015
Many of North Carolina’s school superintendents are skeptical of the general assembly’s education policies, according to a new UNC Charlotte survey. The survey of 67 NC superintendents examined attitudes on state and national educational concerns.  The study indicated  “the most...


Elementary Students Spend a Day at College in Reading Event
Date Published: April 8, 2015
As is often the case when a group people is having a good time, you could hear it before you could see it. Rounding the corner of UNC Charlotte’s Cone Center toward the Lucas Room, a sustained, markedly high-pitched roar echoed through the hallway. 200 2nd graders from Nathaniel Alexander...

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International Tour to Bring Business Leaders to Campus
Date Published: April 2, 2015
UNC Charlotte will host an international forum focused on the exchange of ideas in business and society Friday, April 10th at the Cone Center.The Dedication to Community Tour (D2C) will bring sixteen executives and entrepreneurs from a diverse range of industries to campus. The panelists will...

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Doctorate Student Wins National Humanities Fellowship
Date Published: March 31, 2015
College of Education Ph.D. candidate Kathryn Wagner has been awarded a two-week summer fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wagner is a full-time CMS teacher seeking a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. During the fellowship at Hunter College, she will examine...

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Workshop Promotes Welcoming Schools for LGBTQ Youth
Date Published: March 25, 2015
A workshop at UNC Charlotte last week continued the dialogue on how to ensure schools are safe and friendly learning environments for all students. The Welcoming Schools program works to develop school climates that are LGBTQ inclusive (lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, questioning). The...

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Reading and Elementary Education Professor Recognized for Teaching
Date Published: March 24, 2015
For the second straight semester, Reading and Elementary Education Professor Tracy Rock is the recipient of a prestigious teaching award. Dr. Rock is UNC Charlotte’s winner of the 2015 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award. The annual award honors one professor at each of North Carolina’...

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Four MDSK Students Win Respected Fellowship
Date Published: March 19, 2015
Four UNCC Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education degree candidates have been awarded summer fellowships to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s prestigious Teacher Seminar Program. The award recipients—Lia Smith (M.A.T. Secondary English), Gabriel Piza (M....

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Teacher-to-Teacher Conference Draws More Than 300
Date Published: March 19, 2015
Educators from across the state gathered at UNC Charlotte this month for a professional development conference for teachers, by teachers. The College of Education's second Teacher-to-Teacher conference drew more than 300, providing an opportunity for instructors to present best practices and...

Todd Drake

Breaking Boundaries with Images: A Photo Exhibit and Lecture Series
Date Published: March 5, 2015
Part of the power of artistic expression originates in its ability to access the universal through the particular. The impact of this ability nears its peak when the artist talks about humanity through the lives of fellow humans. Such is the tenor of Todd Drake's voice. His works,...


Aspiring Principals Collaborate in Creative New Event
Date Published: February 20, 2015
“This environment made me feel like ‘Yes!’, I went into the right profession.” Karlene Crawford wasn’t alone in her enthusiasm about leading a school one day. The North Mecklenburg High School guidance counselor was surrounded by fellow alumni of the UNC Charlotte/CMS Aspiring Principals...

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Special Education Article Recognized as One of the Most Read of 2014
Date Published: February 19, 2015
An article by UNC Charlotte education professor Michael Matthews was one of the most read in its field in 2014, according to a leading education publisher. Routledge Education Journals recognized Dr. Matthews’ 2013 article as among the most read articles in the category of special needs education...

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College of Education Supports Initiative to Help Area Students Read On Grade Level
Date Published: February 9, 2015
The UNC Charlotte College of Education is backing a program launched this month that advocates believe will make a major difference in the number of area students reading proficiently. The Read Charlotte Initiative hopes to double the percentage of 3rd graders in Charlotte-...

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Hickory Public Schools Superintendent Invited to White House Summit
Date Published: December 1, 2014
Dr. Walter Hart, Superintendent of Hickory Public Schools and a UNC Charlotte College of Education graduate, recently received notification that he has been selected as one of only 150 superintendents from across the nation to attend the “Connected Superintendents’ Summit at the White House” held...

Education professor to return to Oman to conduct workshops
Date Published: November 24, 2014
By Phillip Brown. Associate professor Spencer Salas will spend most of December in Oman to continue professional development efforts with that country’s K-12 teachers. During a three-week period, Salas, a faculty member in the College of Education's Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12...